Posts Tagged ‘Mark McAndrews’

The state’s busiest port looks toward steady, productive 2015

By Tammy Leytham The Port of Pascagoula will move forward with two major projects in 2015, keeping steady im-provements at the state’s busiest seaport – a $20 million-a-year operation. More than 38 million tons of cargo are moved each year at the port, leading to 19,000 direct jobs on the waterways and 37,500 indirect jobs […] [...]

Port Authority sets ‘conservative’ budget of $12.9M

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County Port Authority commissioners have set a of $12.9 million budget for the Port of Pascagoula for the coming year. Port Director Mark McAndrews tells The Mississippi Press that the spending plan, adopted this week, is conservative. He says port revenues are relatively flat. Fiscal 2015 begins Oct. 1 for local governments. […] [...]

County to borrow $24M for wood pellet terminal at port

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have voted to borrow $24 million for the Port of Pascagoula’s wood pellet exporting terminal. The Mississippi Press reports that the board of supervisors acted yesterday after no one showed up for a public hearing. The terminal will handle wood pellets from a plant that is supposed to be built […] [...]

Port asks county to borrow for wood pellet facility

PASCAGOULA — The Port of Pascagoula is asking Jackson County to borrow up to $24 million for wood pellet exporting facility. The Port of Pascagoula is preparing a Bayou Casotte berth for a specialized wood pellet exporting facility. The export facility will have silos, an unloading facility for trucks and rail cars and a conveyor […] [...]

Port lands $14M grant from USDOT for improvements

PASCAGOULA — Officials at the Port of Pascagoula say a $14-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be part of a $44-million improvement project that will create a more efficient rail connection into the port The Mississippi Press reports that the $14- million federal “TIGER” grant will be combined with $10 million from […] [...]

McAndrews assumes chair

Mark McAndrews, director of the Port Pascagoula, has assumed the chairmanship of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Gulf Caucus. McAndrews was selected by the members of the Gulf Caucus, who represent the ports on the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to the chairmanship of the Gulf Caucus, McAndrews serves on the AAPA Legislative […] [...]

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